Whether you’ve lived with a mental health condition for years or have a recent diagnosis, you may be looking for more information about your situation and how to manage it. Regardless of your diagnosis, Peer-to-Peer will help you better understand your condition and journey toward recovery.
This mental health education course meets 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. The program consists of presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises that encourage growth and sharing. In a supportive, confidential environment, participants learn from one another and experience sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a process, and there is hope for everyone living with a mental health condition. In Peer-to-Peer, you will

    • Learn about up-to-date mental health research
    • Discover new coping strategies (but NAMI never recommends a specific treatment)
    • Learn how to interact with health care providers
    • Create a personalized relapse prevention plan
    • Discuss the stigma attached to a mental health condition and how to reduce it
    • Gain confidence in your ability to make health-related decisions and reduce stress
  • Learn to access resources that will help maintain your journey toward recovery

Peer-to-Peer is supported by the Washtenaw County Public Safety & Mental Health Preservation Millage. 

The next Peer-to-Peer course will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2023 in-person at Genesis (Genesis is located on 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). To start your registration and learn more please click the link below and fill out the form. Other classes may be offered later in the year.  If you’re interested, please fill out this form. You will receive a phone call from Gizem Kestly or a different volunteer to conduct the phone screening before becoming officially registering.